Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The good the bad and the ugly

My favourite beach, I think, where I went to pick mussels last week. It was such a brilliant day we wore shorts and t shirts and bare feet - in Mid October - and picked enough mussels to feed an army!

Since then the boat has been broken into though it appears nothing has been stolen. It looks as if someone spent the night (or more) there, having forced the lock and got into the cabin, and left behind a memento of a syringe. Thanks to Tony I have notified the marine part of the police, although there are often thefts in our area, he says.

On Monday I went down to Geevor tin mine for Poldark day to sign some books and met a lovely marketing lady there, Sonja, who is not only brilliant at her job but bursting with energy, and her band of so friendly volunteers. Being half term, the mine was packed with visitors doing underground trips, and afterwards - dodging the torrential rain - Moll and I walked from Levant towards Pendeen which is truly stunning.

Unfortunately there were flash floods in Falmouth - and other places - so my journey home took two and a half hours, as Falmouth was flooded in places and the traffic gridlocked at rush hour. I then discovered that the kitchen had flooded again - thankfully the new flooring hasn't arrived. My architect friend Al came round last night and diagnosed the problem, the insurance people are coming next week, so hopefully it can all be sorted.

The good news, however, is that I had a meeting yesterday and got some really interesting work out of it. Hooray!


ADDY said...

O dear, what mixed news. So sorry to hear you have been flooded again, but thankfully before you had put new flooring in. Hopefully you will be able to find out the weak link as to why it floods. Sorry too about the boat. Sounds like a homeless drug-addict needed shelter from the rain. Hope that is the end to your run of bad luck.

Flowerpot said...

Addy - many thanks! At ;east I got some good work news at the end of it all...!

Rena George said...

Desperately sorry to hear you've been flooded again, Sue, and that the boat was broken into. That sounds just horrible.
Great though that you can balance that with the good news about the fresh new work that's coming your way. Congratulations!
The day at the Poldark Mine sounds like it was a success too. Hope you sold lots of books.xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Rena - good news doesn't half help balance the other stuff. It was Geevor mine actually and that day was a long story!!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Sorry to hear about the break-in and the flooding. You've had such a busy time and congratulations on the work news!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Debs - must go and catch up on your news now! X